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Psychedelia and Other Colours

Rob Chapman

A Guardian, Mojo and Rough Trade Book of the Year Fifty years on from the psychedelic summer of love, acclaimed music writer Rob Chapman explores what was really going on…

Shock and Awe

Simon Reynolds

A Guardian, Sunday Times, Mojo, Daily Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year. Longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2017. As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement…

Small Town Talk

Barney Hoskyns

Think ‘Woodstock’ and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival. But Woodstock itself was over sixty miles away, and already a key location in the rock landscape as a…

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Billy Bragg

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle…

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Dig If You Will The Picture

Ben Greenman

Dig If You Will The Picture is a portrait of The Artist who will be remembered by many as the most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. A…

Good Vibrations

Mike Love

Mike Love is a founding member of the Beach Boys and the lead singer and lyricist of their biggest hits. With their lush vocals and endlessly inventive arrangements, the band…

Uprooted

Nina Lyon

Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times? An encounter with a carving of the Green Man at…

Art Sex Music

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the…

Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth

Jack Sutherland

Jack Sutherland has, you might say, led a charmed life in the face of seeming damnation. After a childhood spent in London, his family moved to California and by his…

Rise, The Fall, and The Rise

Brix Smith Start

The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time…

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